Making Lemonade

Bryan Miller isn’t too displeased with the ruling.  I don’t know why, because as the hottest selling target rifle in country today, it’s hard for me to see how the AR-15 doesn’t pass the “common use” test, but they are banned in New Jersey.  Nor do I see how New Jersey’s licensing restrictions, which I do believe meet the definition of “arbitrary and capricious”.

Mr. Miller has won no victory here.  You can bet that New Jersey’s licensing scheme will be under the gun in future cases.  It’s “assault gun” ban definitely will be at some point.  One has to imagine unless Justice Scalia penned the opinion “MACHINE GUNS FOR EVERYONE!” they’d be declaring victory, regardless of how much of a loss it actually is.  We have lost no ground, and much of what the gun control movement has worked for is in jeapoardy.  Sure, the Supreme Court is likely to uphold challenges to the instant check system, and restrictions on felons, but I don’t think any of us thought that The Court would go that far.  Everything else is not decided.  I would not be feeling so great if I were Bryan Miller.

4 thoughts on “Making Lemonade”

  1. I have to sit down and read it right now, because from what I’ve seen so far that giant douche in NJ has a lot of good points. Registration and permits are needed still, no semi-autos still, “reasonable” restrictions. It sure doesn’t seem to be that big a victory.

    The impression that I get right now is that (just barely) more of the people on the court can read (at least somewhat) the second amendment. They haven’t quite been able to grasp what “shall not be infringed” means. It also seems that there are almost as many people who still haven’t figured out that listing EVERY reason why the right of the PEOPLE shall not be infringed doesn’t mean that there is only one reason.

    This one took 70+ years to get there. How long you got left on your clock?

  2. From the guy who claimed victory after having a bill tabled instead of killed outright, he has the written equivalent of a “SitnSpin” down pat.

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